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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to contend)
a. competir
Writers from all over the world compete for this prestigious prize.Escritores de todo el mundo compiten por este prestigioso premio.
2. (to take part)
a. participar
Alexandra is going to compete at the gymnastics meet next Saturday.Alexandra va a participar en el encuentro de gimnasia el próximo sábado.
3. (commerce)
a. hacer la competencia
To compete in this market, we need to reduce the prices of our products.Para poder hacer la competencia en este mercado, hay que rebajar los precios de nuestros productos.
b. competir
We're only a local store. We can't compete with the big supermarkets.Somos solo una tienda de barrio, no podemos competir con los grandes supermercados.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. competir
to compete for a prizecompetir por un premio
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compete [kəmˈpiːt]
intransitive verb
(as rivals) competir;against, with con;for por; (take part) tomar parte;in en; presentarse;in a; (Comm) competir; hacer la competencia
there are 50 students competing for six places hay 50 estudiantes compitiendo por seis puestos; there are many firms competing for a share in the market hay muchas empresas compitiendo por una participación en el mercado; his poetry can't compete with Eliot's no se puede comparar su poesía con la de Eliot; I can't compete with that racket no puedo hablar por encima de esa bulla (informal)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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